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Fresh from the oven, Kids-Did-It! Designs® recently introduced The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie, an adorable cookie-baking cookbook illustrated by kids, including Blue Squirrel, created by 9-year-old artist, Anna Badger.
Kids Illustrate The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie, a New Family-Friendly Cookbook
SAN DIEGO, CA Kids' art publisher, Kids-Did-It! Designs®, recently introduced The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie: A (fun) Cookie-Baking Cookbook for Kids, Illustrated by Kids!
The playfully designed picture / cookbook is a unique introduction to baking by Michelle and Glenn Abrams and contains 14 delicious, easy-to-follow and fun-to-look-at cookie recipes with simple everyday ingredients and helpful measurement graphics. Imagine Chocolate Chipmunks, Peanut Butterflies, Moon Melts, Monster Mish-Mashes or Peppermint Pig Puffs.
Each recipe is delightfully illustrated with animals or other imaginative watercolors from the Kids-Did-It! Designs® kids' art collection featuring artwork made by young art students, ages 3 to 14; most created under the guidance of San Diego Author, Artist and Art Instructor, Michelle Abrams. In addition to the pride and satisfaction of becoming published artists, each student represented in the Kids-Did-It! collection also earns royalties for the reproduction of their artwork.
As a teacher for more nearly 20 years, Michelle has shared her contagious love for the arts, bringing out the best from her enthusiastic young students. The resulting images are fresh, cute, exuberant, often humorous and quite inspirational - with many worthy of being called 'fine art' in the tradition of Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso or Miro.
Each Cookie Bookie recipe was inspired by one of Michelle’s students’ watercolors and then adapted to complement the image think cracked and crunchy Dragon Crisps, or cute and fluffy Lamb Jams, so, in addition to a collection of fun, tasty and easy-to-follow recipes, the cookbook is also a celebration of the imagination and artistic creativity found in children everywhere.
"My personal favorites are Moon Melts," says Michelle. "Imagine delicious, gooey marshmallow cream stuffed between two cocoa cookies floating in a colorful field of planets, moons, and stars! The whole book is so colorful and engaging with creative illustrations and simple recipes using everyday ingredients with helpful graphics. It makes baking dessert fun for everyone - plus, it makes a great gift!"
In addition to The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie, licensed artwork by more than 73 Kids-Did-It! artists has been published under the Kids-Did-It! Designs® retail brand on a variety of merchandise including prints, posters, note cards, an educational art book, bank checks, gift bags, etc.
A preview of The Kids-Did-It! Cookie Bookie, plus thumbnails of nearly 500 of the most compelling illustrations from the kids’ art collection can be found at: www.kidsdidit.com
The cookbook is available for purchase from Amazon.com, or directly through Kids-Did-It! at: www.kidsdidit.com
Reseller inquiries are welcome.
About the Authors
Artist, Art Instructor
Abrams Art Studio
Michelle, a mother of two artists, has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University and a broad range of professional experience in the creative arts, including animating for Sesame Street, serving as a multimedia Creative Director, and managing her own design studio.
Currently she is a professional painter, (a cookie baker!), and art instructor living in Southern California.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, throughout his career Glenn has served as Designer, Creative Director and Event Producer on a wide variety of multi-media, marketing communication and entertainment projects.
In 1996 Glenn partnered with his wife, Michelle, to create Kids-Did-It! Properties, a California publisher and design studio that also licenses reproduction rights to their growing Kids-Did-It! Designs® art collection of fresh and colorful illustrations, most created by Michelle's young art students, ages 3 to 14. In addition to learning the fundamentals of art and design, each artist represented in the collection also earns royalties for the reproduction of their artwork.
For art submission guidelines, art licensing queries or other information, please go to: www.kidsdidit.com